BHS exchange: Japan and Vietnam

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brigitte Todd is providing a home for two foreign exchange students this year, Honoka Kanno and Giang Le, who hail from Japan and Vietnam, respectively, and very much liking their company. “I enjoy hosting exchange students as they open my eyes to new and exciting things,” said Todd. “It’s fascinating […]

Brandon: Get ready for community education

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Community education is thriving in surrounding districts, but has suffered here in recent years, with few classes offered and no clear direction. That is about to change. At their March 20 meeting, the school board approved 6-0 a proposal for community education in which Jan Meek, current […]

Appalachian Trail adventure

Fourteen states; 2,189 miles—local takes on longest marked trail in United States

Appalachian Trail adventure

Lynne Wummel began hiking the Appalachian Trail on Mt. Springer in Georgia just over a week ago. The Brandon Township native plans to complete her journey in August in Maine. Photo provided. By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Lynne Wummel is living her dream. On March 7, she climbed Mt. Springer in Georgia to start a […]

Detroit Horse Power

Horse care seminar at library benefits locals as well as urban youth

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – Johneisha Burse doesn’t often leave Detroit, the city where she lives, other than the occasional visit to Lansing or Indiana to see family. But last July, the city kid met the country after she attended a five-day horse camp courtesy of Detroit Horse Power, a non-profit organization […]

Officials weigh in on proposed education bill

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Public education has faced many struggles over the years and a recently proposed bill would devastate the system more, say education officials. H.R. 610, the Choices in Education Act of 2017, was introduced in January and seeks to establish a voucher system, as well as repeal nutritional standards […]

Brandon Library sows seeds of spring

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp .-Spring is almost here and the library is ready to help you get your garden growing. The Brandon Community Seed Library Kick-off is planned for 7-8 p.m., March 15 at the library, 304 South St. The event is presented by librarian Sara Ault and Eleanor Hucker, a township […]

New sergeant at Brandon substation

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Det./Sgt. Andy Goldberg is the newest addition to the crew who protects and serves the township. The 47-year-old who has 18 years of service with OCSO, joined the Brandon substation last week, replacing Det./Sgt. Dale Brown, who returns to duty at the OCSO dispatch […]

School board votes to close Fletcher

The reorganization is the second for the district since 2013, when Belle Ann Elementary closed

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp.- Brandon Fletcher Intermediate School will close this year. The school board unanimously approved a reconfiguration of buildings in the district during their Feb. 20 meeting to take effect for the 2017-18 school year. The plan will mean Kindergarten through fifth grades will be taught at Oakwood Elementary and […]

Township couple face evidence tampering charges

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – A township couple that tried to cover up a domestic assault by filming a new version of events is facing felony charges now instead of what would have been a misdemeanor charge against the husband. Jeffrey Allan Gentry, 48, and Alyson Lynn Gentry, 36, were each arraigned […]

Sharin’ o’ the Green: Anonymous donor keeps match alive

By Susan Bromley Staff Writer Brandon Twp. – St. Patty’s Day is fast approaching and it’s time for Sharin’ o’ the Green. The March fundraiser for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund is getting a boost from an anonymous donor, who, in the spirit of Roger Duval who founded Sharin’ O’ the Green, is offering to […]

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